TAG: OSHA

Best practices for irrigation installation contracts

January 16, 2019By
Irrigation installation project (Photo: Winchel Irrigation)

Securing commercial irrigation installation projects is great for your business, just make sure the contracts protect you and your employees. read more

Dust off your safety plan

January 7, 2019By
Hand holding dust (Photo: iQ Power Tools)

Landscape contractors who work with hardscape materials are taking note of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Respirable Crystalline Silica standard, which affects the type of equipment and practices they use on the job site. Crystalline silica is a mineral found in materials like stone, concrete, brick, sand and mortar. Respirable particles are created from the crystalline silica when... read more

Government Affairs: OSHA silica dust rule one year later—are you complying?

June 5, 2018By

Last Sept. 23, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) silica dust rule went into effect. This regulation is designed to protect workers from exposure to excessive levels of airborne silica dust that comes from cutting, drilling, sanding or grinding concrete pavers, bricks, stone or other materials containing crystalline silica. The health effects of prolonged exposure to silica dust are... read more

Web Extra: The inside scoop on hearing conservation programs

May 15, 2018By
Two dosimeters. Photo: NIOSH

Introduction We all know landscapers can be exposed to noisy equipment and conditions, but doing something about it can seem daunting. Owners and supervisors might wonder, what’s the actual risk to workers? What does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require? Or how do I get started? This article is intended to shed light on these topics and to... read more

NALP and OSHA Alliance present construction course

January 19, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance to launch the 10-hour OSHA Construction Course for the Landscape Industry. “We are pleased to have created this industry-specific 10-hour course that will provide comprehensive job site safety training that would be beneficial to all landscape industry companies,” said NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman. The... read more

OSHA cites Indiana company for heatstroke death of 23-year-old

October 12, 2016By

Federal investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited an Indiana landscaping company, Townsend Tree Service, for the heatstroke death of a 23-year-old crewmember, according to an OSHA document. The death is one of 16 heat-related deaths reported to OSHA in 2016. On July 22, Tyler Halsey was part of a three-man crew trimming trees... read more